Are you interested in a true other-worldly culinary adventure?
If you can rocket over to NYC, you will find the Menu For Mars Supper Club (M4MSC) to be exactly that: an opportunity to concoct, taste and experiment with the kinds of foods that will be necessary to sustain the first Mars colonists and other space travelers.
Until the first Chinese restaurant opens, folks must learn to sustain themselves. As the vanguard of interplanetary frolicking, we can surely lend our experience to this effort.
To join this crew, write [masked], with the subject: “MAR.S.V.P.”
NOTE: Follow up event on Sat. 6/7, Central Park (see below)
Menu For Mars Supper Club
organized by Heidi Neilson & Douglas Paulson
There is nothing to eat on Mars, unless you eat rock. To augment government and private space programs, The Menu for Mars Supper Club will research and taste-test a menu for dinner tables en route to, and on, the Red Planet.
We are a dedicated crew that meets at a different restaurant on the 1st Thursday of each month. Our mission is to eat and survey these restaurants; gathering recommendations, suggestions and opinions from restaurateurs about what food they would prepare on Mars. Each dinner we are joined by an expert who has insight into related fields: spaceship permaculture, micro-horticulture, space nutrition, culinary anthropology, and more. The series will culminate in a Martian cook-off.
The supper club’s collected and summarized dinner findings will be made available to NASA, the Chinese Space Program, the India Mars Mission, the Mars One endeavor, and other people engaged in planning Mars colonization.
At the end of the series, we will celebrate with a cook-off. In the Flux kitchen, guest chefs will cook meals suitable for Mars for a panel of outer space professionals.
⇓ Mission #1: Thursday May 1st, 8pm.
Mission #2: Thursday June 5th, 8pm.
Cuisine: Dim Sum + bugs.
Topic: While dining, Gil Lopez, of Smiling Hog’s Head Ranch, will launch the conversation with a crash course in growing and eating fungi, algae, bugs, and pickle-ables – on this world and the next. He’ll bring an assortment of bugs to top off our Dim Sum mushrooms.
Mission #3: Saturday June 7th, 1-3pm.
Cuisine: Meal Replacement Picnic
Location: Central Park.
Topic: Meal replacement picnic in Central Park! We’ll gather a selection of meal replacements for a mouth watering taste test buffet in the grass. We’ll discuss the role of, and considerations when making replacement meals for the menus on Mars.